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Friday, November 1, 2013

Illinois court voids online sales law, internet freedom

Illinois court throws out 'Amazon tax' online sales law | Internet & Media - CNET News: "The Illinois Supreme Court struck down a state law Friday that required online retailers, like Amazon, to collect sales tax if they have in-state Web affiliates, according to Associated Press. The court decided the law violated federal rules, which prohibit putting a discriminatory tax on digital sales. It's the first time a high court has thrown out a law like this -- 18 other states have similar laws. In New York, the court upheld the law, spurring Amazon and to petition the Supreme Court." (read more at link above)

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